A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media which uses flash modules in order to save data. The SSDs remain relatively new and more pricey than the classic hard disk drives (HDD), but they are much faster, so they are ordinarily employed for Operating Systems and apps on both home PCs and servers. An SSD is preferred as it does not have spinning disks that restrict its speed and can even cause overheating like it may happen with an HDD. Many companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so any site content that is accessed more frequently will be kept on such drives, while all the other content will be kept on regular HDDs. The reason to use this kind of a setup is to balance the price and performance of their website hosting platform and to minimize the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a web hosting account from our company, you'll definitely notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses solely SSD drives for all of the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the web hosting service. Together with the innovative ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites significantly. For load-balancing, we also use multiple SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates increased traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be lower, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will improve. This subsequently prolongs the life of the primary drives and decreases the potential for a disk failure, that is one more guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you subscribe for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we'll save your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all databases and e-mails. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load amazingly quickly. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is copied automatically on these drives, so we make sure that several heavy websites which generate plenty of reading and writing processes shall not impact the other Internet sites which share the exact same drive. By reducing the overall load we also increase the lifespan of the main storage disks and decrease the possibility of a disk failure, so by employing SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an extra level of security for your site content.